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Old 06-09-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Heated Underbelly

I've finished negotiating with the dealer on a 26BH and will call them tomorrow to tell them we have a deal. The TT happens to have the heated, enclosed underbelly package. It occurred to me just now while trying to sleep that I haven't read a lot of pro or con opinions on this option. What say ye? The heat is provided by a duct off of the furnace. Wouldn't this afford insects with easy access to the interior? Am I thinking too much and should just start dreaming of future camping adventures?

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:30 AM   #2
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One of the selling points for the heated underbelly is that we could take it camping when the weather was cold and the heat ducting when using the furnace would keep the tanks and water lines warm down there. Also, the underbelly protects the underside from gravel etc that can pop up under there when driving. The downside for us is you can't readily see what's going on under the tt, and have to trust everything was installed correctly and completely.

Dream of future camping adventures! Will you be taking your first "trip" in 'Camp Driveway'???
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:15 AM   #3
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The dealer has it's own CG, and gives one free night with the sale. You can bet we'll be exercising every system that first night!
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Do you know when you will pick it up (translated... how many nights more to you have to dream about it? LOL).
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Not yet. I'm out of town for work and just got extended to the 25th. Wife is home with a one month old baby (along with an 8 yr old son, 2 cats and a very love-starved dog), so I'm going to have to do some work for her first, I'm sure.
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Don't forget to add camping to your to do list.
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We have a JayFeather LGT 29N with the enclosed underbelly, and the there is not a direct discharge of the heater to the enclosed area - the ducts that run to the bathroom, and to the front and back of the trailer just run through the area. The heat lost from the outside surface of the ducts keep the enclosed area warm enough to keep the tanks and piping from freezing. Not to worry about creature intrusion ...
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We have a JayFeather LGT 29N with the enclosed underbelly, and the there is not a direct discharge of the heater to the enclosed area - the ducts that run to the bathroom, and to the front and back of the trailer just run through the area. The heat lost from the outside surface of the ducts keep the enclosed area warm enough to keep the tanks and piping from freezing. Not to worry about creature intrusion ...

Thanks. Another thing the sales guy guessed at and missed.
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